Avoiding festive season house break-ins

01 December 2020

SA – Specialised security services expect crime to increase exponentially because of the dire financial situation of many people following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. It is important that people are alert and take precautions to avoid crime and other atrocities.

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ATM card scammers using matchsticks

01 December 2020

Rustenburg – Criminals have been robbing unsuspecting community members of their bank cards through a scam that involves jamming the buttons of automated teller machines (ATMs) with matchsticks.   

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Senseless death of three children

01 December 2020

Morokweng North West – The Morokweng police are investigating the discovery of three children aged four, five and six, found dead at Botsalano village near Morokweng (North West province) on Wednesday 18 November.

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IT’S MINE
Empty mine houses are targeted by the latest expropriation tactics of local 'interest groups'.

01 December 2020

Rustenburg – The illegal occupation of unoccupied houses has become a regular occurrence in Rustenburg. Tensions ran high when a group of people yet again attempted to illegally occupy empty houses in a complex in Cashan extension 33 on Wednesday 25 November.

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Weekend clamp down on crime nets 100  

20 November 2020

North West – The North West police arrested over 100 suspected criminals for various offences from Friday 13 and Monday 16 November 2020.

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Bodies of 3 girls found in freezer

20 November 2020

Taung – The gruesome discovery was made by the mother of one of the little girls on Saturday 14 November.  

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Up in flames
Small Ramochana upholstery enterprise destroyed by fire

20 November 2020

Rustenburg – A man living in Ramochana was lucky to escape unharmed after his livelihood went up in flames on Saturday 14 November. He was busy repairing some damage to the structure when he noticed the smoke. The incident occurred during broad daylight at around 13:00 in a street close to the R510.   

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10 YEARS FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION

20 November 2020

Vryburg – The High Court of South Africa: North West Division sentenced Gerrit Abraham Coetzee (50) to 10 years imprisonment on 58 counts of fraud and 58 counts of money laundering to the amount of about R13million.

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Bullets fly in high-speed chase
Robbed of R300,000   

13 November 2020

Rustenburg – An employee who was on his way to deposit money for his company was shot at and chased by people driving a white BMW X5. After a high-speed chase he lost control of the Hyundai mini truck he was driving. The vehicle rolled, and the man managed to flee the scene before the robbers looted R300,000 from the truck.

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Life sentence for girlfriend killer

13 November 2020

Rustenburg The Mogwase High Court handed a life sentence on Monday 2 November, to a 44-year-old Rustenburg man found guilty of the brutal murder of his former girlfriend last year.

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